HWY 17 Main Street HWY 17 Main Street
Delhi, LA., 71232
Delhi, originally called Deerfield, is a town in Richland Parish, Louisiana, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 3,066.
During the American Civil War, Delhi and Monroe, the seat of Ouachita Parish, were both overcrowded with unwelcome refugees from rural areas to the east when the forces of General U.S. Grant moved into northeastern Louisiana and spent the winter of 1862-1863 at Winter Quarters south of Newellton in Tensas Parish in preparation for the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, not completed until July 4, 1863. Historian John D. Winters reported "strong Union sympathy" in both Delhi and Monroe.
In the 1940s, Delhi was the center of a large natural gas boom, and several functioning gas fields still surround the town. Today Delhi has again experienced a boom when it come to a natural gas. Several companies have put new gas pumping station in the are as late as 2014.
Delhi is often sought as an ideal place to live, but housing is sparse and when home come on the market and they are valued right they are quickly bought.
Ten (10) miles north of the city of Delhi one will find Setter's Point Subdivision located on Poverty Point Reservoir, a 2700 acre man-made lake created in 2001. Homes on this lake are valued from $180K to 2.5million in price. This is a much sought after area as well.
The lake is a Louisiana fisherman’s paradise, well stocked with catfish, large-mouth bass, crappie and bream, making boating and fishing and swimming a favorite pastime. The lake is enhanced by the Poverty Point state park. Just above the north shore, a beautiful 18-hole PGA golf course, lodge and white beach and boating launch area can be found.
Delhi holds a place in my heart due to this is the town I always came to with my grandparents for shopping and to go to the old Cave Movie House. My 1st rootbeer float was bought by my Granddaddy Hunter at Thompson Drug Store for me at the soda fountain. Today that fountain is still serving those wonderful floats. Check it out, it's a great place to go.